AIA Undertakes A Congressional Informational Campaign
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have both passed
resolutions recognizing September 16 as National Aerospace
Day. According to AIA, the aerospace and defense industry
employs 844,000 workers directly, supporting 2.2 million
middle-class jobs in related fields.
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Striking Crewmembers Reach Agreement On Wages, Conditions
Flight crew members for Amerijet International, a cargo airline,
Monday approved a first contract with the company. This is the
pilots' first collective bargaining agreement after five years of
negotiations and a strike that began Aug. 27.
Polish Airline Becomes The Region’s Largest E-Jet
Embraer has reached a significant milestone Tuesday with the
delivery of its 600th E-Jet – an Embraer 175 – to LOT
Polish Airlines, in a ceremony held in Poland, just five years
after the very first E-Jet was delivered, in March 2004.
Joint Strike Fighters Will Begin Arriving At Eglin Next
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II program remains focused on
preparations for opening the Integrated Training Center at Eglin
Air Force Base in the Florida panhandle in 2010. The facility
will train F-35 pilots and maintainers worldwide.
Building Will Be Constructed To LEED Environmental
Tuesday, Bombardier Aerospace celebrated the ground breaking for
the first CSeries aircraft building in Québec, Canada. The
Complete Integrated Aircraft Systems Test Area (CIASTA) is a
testing and systems-proving facility that will house a virtual
CSeries test aircraft.
Upgraded Software Offers A Long Menu Of Enhancements
WSI Corporation announced WSI Fusion 2.2 Tuesday, upgrading its
highly successful WSI Fusion application. The online service
provides proactive information on changing flight, airport, and
Seven Minutes To The Solar System's Largest Planet
NASA invites the public to travel to Jupiter from the comfort of
one of 38 Science On a Sphere theaters around the globe. Viewers
will feel like they are in orbit around the largest planet in our
solar system as images based on data from NASA missions are
projected onto a 6-foot sphere in the center of the theater.
European Aviation Safety Agency Certifies Fort Lauderdale, FL,
And Mesa, AZ Operations
Embraer’s European Executive Jets customers have two
company-owned service centers in the United States certified by the
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA): one in Mesa, AZ, and the
other in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The two facilities were inaugurated
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) honored Lee
County Port Authority (LCPA) Executive Director Robert M. Ball,
A.A.E, as the 2009 Aviation Professional of the Year. This award is
given to an active aviation professional who has made a significant
and continued contribution to Florida aviation during the year.
Linn Kastan Introduces the Portable Aircraft Power Driver
Like many aircraft owners, Linn Kastan, the owner of Redline Aviation, LLC., grew tired of the hassle and exertion it took to move his aircraft. So, Kastan set out to find a simple, lightweight alternative to the electric and gas-engine powered tugs commonly found on the market. After years of design development, Kastan has introduced an incredibly innovative solution, the Redline Aviation Sidewinder.
Matthew McDaniel Explains How to Gain a Fundamental WAAS Understanding
Collaboratively developed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT), WAAS is used to combat the ionosphere disturbances, clock drift, and satellite orbit errors that prevent basic GPS signals from meeting the FAA requirements necessary for precision flight approach. Through its system of approximately 25 ground reference stations positioned across the continental United States and Hawaii, WAAS utilizes collected data to create a GPS signal correction that is then broadcast to WAAS-enabled receivers. The result is a GPS accuracy improvement of approximately three meters 95% of the time.
Linn Kastan Introduces the Portable Aircraft Power
Like many aircraft owners, Linn Kastan, the owner of Redline
Aviation, LLC., grew tired of the hassle and exertion it took to
move his aircraft. So, Kastan set out to find a simple,
lightweight alternative to the electric and gas-engine powered tugs
commonly found on the market.
Matthew McDaniel Explains How to Gain a Fundamental WAAS
Collaboratively developed by the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT), WAAS is used to
combat the ionosphere disturbances, clock drift, and satellite
orbit errors that prevent basic GPS signals from meeting the FAA
requirements necessary for precision flight approach.
Companies Joining Forces to Compete For USAF Light Attack and
Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation and Lockheed Martin have teamed to
compete for the opportunity to provide a low-cost, low-risk
solution to address the USAF's need for a Light Attack and Armed
Reconnaissance (LAAR) aircraft. The USAF is expected to launch an
acquisition program in fiscal year 2010.
Basic Version And Carbon Fiber Model 254 CF Provide Range Of
Belite Aircraft has developed two variants of its FAR Part 103
compliant, ready-to-fly airplane that provide the fun and
exhilaration of flight at two distinct price points and with
different optional equipment.
The $53.5 billion FAA reauthorization bill that has passed the
U.S. House of Representatives would allow the FAA to inspect
foreign repair stations twice a year, and to require those
facilities that work on U.S. airliners to introduce mandatory drug
and alcohol testing. But the senate bill does not make those
Two Chutes Became Entangled During 8 Person Maneuver
Two of the eight members of the Red Line Parachute Team were
killed when their parachutes became entangled during practice for
the U.S. Parachute Association national sky-diving championships in
October. The jumpers were working from The Parachute Center in
Acampo, near Lodi, California.
Cite 2009 Law Mandating Competition In Defense
The GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team has formally submitted an
unsolicited fixed-price contracting approach for the JSF program
office. The companies say the effort will drive head-to-head
engine competition and predictable costs.
"I have the support of the Secretary and the President.
They want this up and running, and they are fully supportive. The
green light can’t get any greener than that."
Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt in
prepared remarks to the RTCA NextGen Forum.